Ripple Effect Film Project 2020
The film contest is open to Pre-K through 12th grade filmmakers of all experience levels in Athens-Clarke County and neighboring counties. Entries can be submitted by an individual or team. Films must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on February 2, 2020. Finalist films will be showcased at the Blue Carpet Premiere in Athens, Georgia in Spring 2020. No entry fees; cash prizes will be awarded!
Below are the 2019 films selected as Best Overall, Best in Category, and Audience Choice Awards.
Visit the Lily Anne Phibian YouTube channel to view the entire playlist of 2019 Ripple Effect Film Project Finalist films.
Best Overall Award Winner 2019
Congratulations to Alora Plemmons, winner of the Best Overall Award. In her video, Ocean View, Alora used humor to alert people to the dangers plastic straws create for sea life when not disposed of properly.
Ripple Effect 2020 Theme
The overarching theme is World Water Day (March 22, 2020), with suggested themes and story-lines below.
Fix a Leak
Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. To prevent this water loss, the EPA's WaterSense encourages people to find and repair leaks during Fix a Leak Week, with the next set for March 16-22, 2020.
Best in Category: Fix a Leak, Jr. Division
Leaks, by Katherine Queen
Winner, Category: Fix a Leak, Sr. Division
Loo Detective, by Michael Baldwin
Audience Choice Winner
Drip, Drip, Drip, by Leslie Johnson's Kindergarten Class
EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak Week
ACC Water Conservation Office
Detect and Chase Down Leaks
Water Use it Wisely
Fix a Leak Week Family Fact Sheet
Regular rainfall keeps the North and Middle Oconee rivers full of water for us and other living things to use. But what happens to the raindrop after it has fallen? Where does it go after it has left the clouds?
The Fundamentals of the Water Cycle
The Water Cycle for Schools and Students
Litter has a nasty way of getting into our water. Sometimes trash finds its way into water intentionally, such as when it is thrown directly into the water. Other times it occurs unintentionally, such as when carelessly discarded trash is carried by wind or stormwater runoff. Either way, we need to do what we can to put trash in its place.
Best in Category, Litter Elementary & Audience Choice Award, Litter Elementary:
Littervention, by Lieth Benitez-Reyes, Susan Cardin, Cheyenne Hardy, Lisa Lane, Joyce Odeyemi, and Caitlin Smith
Best in Category, Litter Middle School:
No Plastic in MY River!, by Skylar Magnarella
Audience Choice Award, Litter Middle School:
The Litter Critics, by Annie Johnson, Lily Hefner, Mr. Hefner, Ava Jansen, and Alyssa Weiszer
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Rivers Alive Athens
NOAA Marine Debris Program
EPA's Trash-Free Waters
Litter Fact Sheet, Carmel, IN
A drought is a prolonged period of time with abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water. In some places, a drought means more water restrictions. This limits what communities can do and sometimes forces people to travel far distances to access fresh water. What would a drought mean to you and your community?
United States Drought Monitor
University of Nebraska National Drought Mitigation Center
Drought in Georgia
Outdoor Water Use Schedule